Welcome to Mike C Artwork of Landscape, Beach Scenes and Rural Outdoor Paintings. I grew up in a town on the Mississippi River in Iowa, and I ran free and wild in the outdoors. In my backyard was a large wooded area where I spent much time tramping through the forest in the summer and winter snow. I caught fish in the Mississippi, water-skied on its waters, and canoed and kayaked its backwaters. I guess it's now wonder all my painting seem to reflect some sort of outdoor scene.
If you like the outdoors like I do I hope you will enjoy my art. It is reflective of the places I have been, or would like to go, or plan to get there soon, hiking a path in the forest, relaxing on a tropical beach in the Caribbean, fly fishing on a mountain stream, or taking a Sunday afternoon drive and picnicking in apple country. My paintings tend toward the nostalgic and peaceful.
My goal for you is to have a painting that says "I want to be there". Maybe it's a place you desire to go to but haven't been able to yet, or maybe it's a destination you want to get back to. I hope these painting will help get you there.
You can click on any painting below and on the following pages, or click on the GALLERY button. You will be re-directed to a page which shows you all of the "PRINT ART" options for that particular painting. From there you will be able choose the print size, frame selection, and mat options. You can also purchase greeting cards.